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Josephine
The Importance of Saying Thank You and 3 Ways to do It.

Hi Everyone,

I know this is something we're reminded to do since childhood, but unfortunately sometimes people forget.

I like to correct the Notebook in English here on Italki.

Actually, I genuinely like to do it.

Recently however, I corrected a long notebook page that was an essay really.

It took me some time and consideration to finish. However, I never even received a "thank you".

(I have to admit, this was the first time ever on Italki that this has happened..)

Even though, I am a native teacher and love what I do, it still takes time and effort.

It's been a while that I really regretted not hearing those two simple words, "THANK YOU".

Have I forgotten to thank someone recently? Possibly.  I hope not.

What do you think?

By the way, here are some ways to say thank you in English:

1. Thank you for (ing form of verb)...

2. I really appreciate you/your  (ing form of verb) + object

3. I would like to thank you for ....(ing form of verb) because....

Any thoughts about this topic welcome.

Sep 11, 2016 2:31 PM
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Dear Sononeko,

You are the reason I like to correct notebooks. It's so great to hear how happy it makes you feel.

Keep writing!

All the best,

Victoria

September 11, 2016

Yeah, I totally agree with you. We should to say thank you after we get help.

And I should say it is very excited that someone could correct my notebook. This is the best thing happens after I write a notebook. It could make me happy all day long. And again I express my thanks to who correct my notebook here. I really really really thank you guys. And  I really want to speak English fluency.

September 11, 2016

Yes Michael thanks for your comment.

I personally wouldn't correct a notebook again from someone who didn't say "thank you".

I don't want to get discouraged from helping others certainly.

All the best, enjoy your Sunday.

September 11, 2016

I agree with you Victoria.  I enjoy being able to assist others in their language (English) pursuits -- and enjoy a brief “thank you” after the correction is submitted.  In general, if I assist someone and don’t receive a “thanks,” I’ll think twice about assisting/correcting/editing a notebook entry from that same person.  

That said, like you, I’ve found that it’s a somewhat rare situation to not receive a thank you here on iTalki.  The word is getting out!

Thank you for starting this thread! 

September 11, 2016
Josephine
Language Skills
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Learning Language
French, Portuguese, Spanish